The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that the Greenbuild conference and expo will be held in Mumbai, India Nov. 2-4, 2017.

USGBC also announced that the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held in partnership with the ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd. (ABEC), and bring together Indian and global industry leaders, experts, and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building.

“Greenbuild is the place where the passion of the green building movement comes alive,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). “India is the third largest market for LEED outside the U.S., and USGBC has committed to bringing its resources to advance more rapid adoption of green building practices in the country. In fact, green building is projected to grow 20% in India by 2018, which makes my mother country the perfect location to hold the Greenbuild conference.”

The call for proposals for Greenbuild India 2017 is also open. For more information, go here. GBCI, the certification body for all LEED projects globally — which was incorporated in India last year — will also play a significant role in the conference along with its array of new rating systems designed to advance sustainability in the built environment.

“We are at the threshold for exponential growth in the building materials and construction sector in India, and the green building movement will be of utmost significance going forward. We are extremely pleased that Greenbuild India 2017 will be launched alongside ACETECH in Mumbai making it the holistic destination for the building materials and construction sector in the country,” said Sumit Gandhi, managing director of ABEC.

The 2016 Greenbuild conference took place in Los Angeles and hosted more than 18,000 attendees and 531 exhibiting companies. In recent years, the conference has expanded internationally. In addition to the 2017 India Greenbuild, the conference will also take place in Boston, China, and Brazil this year.

“We look forward to partnering and working with ABEC,” added Ramanujam. “ABEC is a leader in India, bringing innovation and excellence to trade shows, events, and conferences. The USGBC ABEC collaboration will help make Greenbuild 2017 a great success in India.”